Cunard Queen Mary 2 World Cruise 94 Nights 10th January 2019

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94 NIGHTS
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94 NIGHT WORLD CRUISE

Cunard Queen Mary 2 10th January 2019

Book an outside cabin and get a free up-grade to a DF Grade Balcony Cabin.

Join the Queen Mary in Southampton on her fabulous World Cruise with ports of call at Seville – Athens – Haifa –  Port Said – Sues Canal – Dubai – Doha – Muscat – Marmagao – Colombo – Phuket –  Penang – Singapore – Kota Kinabalu – Hong Kong – Shanghai – Beijing – Seoul – Jeju Island – Hong Kong – Nha Trang – Ho Chin Min City – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Penang – Langkawi – Chennai – Cochin – Abu Dhabi – Dubai – Salalah – Aqaba – Suez Canal – Limassol – Civitavecchia- Barcelona – Lisbon and finally home to Southampton.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONSouthampton
DEPARTURE TIMEBoard your ship between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
INCLUDED
 FlightsTransfers
94 Night Cruise, plus two          night hotel stayFull Board
NOT INCLUDED
Shore Excursions
On Board Gratuity

YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA

Queen Mary

In a word, the Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built.  A fabulous cruise holiday on this wonderful ship will be the experience of a lifetime. Cunard have incorporated the very latest in modern facilities, entertainment and enrichment opportunities into a ship radiating the opulence, charm and glamour of cruising’s Golden Era. Your fine dining options include several-course gourmet delights with classy touches like Wedgewood china and Waterford crystal. Be entertained by lavish musical shows, dance in the largest ballroom at sea with a superb resident orchestra, and with four marvelous pool areas for relaxation, this wonderful ship has everything you could possibly want for the most marvelous time at sea.

Facilities on board

  • Royal Court Theatre with West-End style shows
  • Canyon Ranch Spa
  • Luxury cabins, some with butler service
  • Four main pool areas, several whirlpool Jacuzzis
  • Several lounges and entertainment venues
  • Gym and fitness centre
  • Tonnage 151,400
  • Passenger capacity 2,620
  • Total Crew 1,253
  • Total Cabins 1,276
  • Decks 12
Day 1: Southampton

Embark your ship – The Queen Mary 2

Day 2: Day 2: At sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cadiz

Cadiz. Positioned on a narrow spit of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, Cadiz has been the home of the Spanish navy since the 18th century. Founded 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians, Cadiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. The beautiful Gothic Cathedral of La Giralda can be found in the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz which is renowned for its array of whitewashed house and scented Bougainvillea which seems to grow everywhere. In the new town can be found the ultra-modern “City of Arts and Sciences” which is certainly worth a visit.

Day 5: At sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Athens

Athens is one of the world’s centres of archaeological research, and home to famous historical sites such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as the National Archaeological Museum. It also has a thriving nightlife as well as lively markets, luxurious Hammam baths, and stunning views of the city from the peak of Mount Lycabettus.

Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Haifa

The city is lined with sandy beaches, crystal waters and is overlooked by the stunning Mount Carmel. A city of six faiths living side by side with each other and offers visitors a different face of Israel. Visit the beautiful Baha’I Gardens. At the base of the garden is the German Templar Colony, where you can see 19th century mansions, shops and restaurants all leading down to the water side.

Day 11: Haifa
Day 12: Port Said

Port Said is the gateway to the Suez Canal, allowing passage between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The city is set right on the Mediterranean and is mainly constructed from golden-hued stone. As you sail into Port Said watch out for the twin minarets of the mosque. The buildings of the Suez Canal Authority are striking and seem to rise from the sea like a as does the Lighthouse which was built in 1869 and stands at a height of 69 meters.

Day 13: Port Said
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: At Sea
Day 16: At Sea
Day 17: At Sea
Day 18: At Sea
Day 19: At Sea
Day 20: Dubai

For all Dubai’s futuristic appeal and abundance of western entertainments – a sleek metro that zips through the sky like something out of Blade Runner, sumptuous shopping malls, an indoor ski park, and countless bars – there is just as much fun to be had in the simple pleasures of “the Orient”: haggling for gold and frankincense in the bustling souqs, savouring the sunset from the back of a camel, inhaling from a fragrant sheesha pipe on the fairly-lit deck of an old wooden dhow.

Day 21: Doha

The capital of Qatar offers an abundance of things to see and do. Visit the fascinating Museum of Islamic Arts, choose from food from all over the world at the bazaar, relax at an outdoor café, or spend some time shopping in the traditional markets or the huge indoor shopping centres. Stroll around the bay at dusk for some beautiful views of the city.

Day 22: At Sea
Day 23: Muscat

Muscat is one of the Middle East’s oldest cities and is filled with fascinating history, charm and natural beauty. Wandering through Muscat you can enjoy rare glimpses of the rich and opulent cultural heritage of the land. Tourists who come from all over the world, Muscat holds a special charm with its grand forts, parks and museums all of which help one to understand the history of Oman.

Day 24: At Sea
Day 25: At sea
Day 26: Marmagao (Goa)

Marmagão is in the state of Goa.  Best known for its vibrant nightlife and its exotic beaches. The nearest town, Panjimm, where you can Take a walk through the charming Portuguese quarter or the heart of the city in Church Square, go shopping on 18th June Road, or take a dip in the cool waters at Miramar Beach.

Day 27: At Sea
Day 28: Colombo

Colombo is the gateway to Sri Lanka for most visitors. Take a train ride along the coast to Mount Lavinia, a beautiful and popular beach.  Tale a trip to explore the Talangama Wetland or explore the temples of the Sinhalese Kingdom or take a guided tour to an Elephant orphanage. Alternatively, if shopping is your thing take look at the Pettah Bazaar where you can buy almost anything and everything!

Day 29: At sea
Day 30: At Sea
Day 31: Phuket

Phuket. offers such a wide variety of experiences – beach-bumming, culture, diving, fabulous food, that visitors are spoilt for choice. Of course, the white-sand beaches that ring the southern and western coasts are the principal draw, along with some of the finest hotels and spas in Thailand. Each beach is different, from the upmarket resorts of Surin and Ao Bang Thao, to family-oriented Rawai, or the sin city of Patong, home of hangovers and go-go girls. But there’s also the culturally rich east-coast capital Phuket Town, as well as wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the north. With so many options remember what time your leaves!

Day 32: Penang

Penang has long served as the link between Asia’ and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. At its heart is diverse, cosmopolitan George Town, Penang Island’s main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades; imagine trishaws pedaling past, watermarked Chinese shop-houses and blue joss smoke perfuming the air. The freshest aspects of modern culture are present, too, in an exceptional art scene and free-spirited carnivals, all fed by an infectious local enthusiasm for Penang’s long history and multitude of cultures.

Day 33: At Sea
Day 34: Singapore

Singapore is a bustling metropolis that also happens to be one of the cleanest and safest cities of its size in the world. (Just make sure you heed the local laws—something like spitting in the street might merely be considered rude in your hometown, but here, it carries a severe penalty.) You’ll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping (including gargantuan malls) and numerous beaches. Start with breakfast of mee pok (flat egg noodles) at Hua Bee a 70-year-old stall.  Break for coffee at the world famous Raffles Hotel pop into the hipster bookstore, “Books Actually”. By night, the coffee shop at Hua Bee transforms into Bincho, a modern yakitori joint.

Day 35: Singapore
Day 36: At Sea
Day 37: Kota Kinabalu (Borneo)

The capital of Sabah offers a wealth of  activities and shopping opportunities as well as its lovely beaches. Go diving in one of Kota Kinabalu’s spectacular locations to explore the many coral reefs and wrecks, discover Borneo’s sea life at the aquarium, or visit the handicraft market. Try the diverse local cuisine offered at restaurants and coffee shops.

Day 38: At Sea
Day 39: At Sea
Day 40: Hong Kong

Hong Kong. mix of feng shui and finance, trams and temples still make it one of the most fascinating – and safest – cities in the world. Be sure to eat some of the best food you will ever taste, you’ll be dazzled by the stunning harbour and you’ll feel energized by a combination of the urban, the rural and the maritime. Hong Kong is where China and Britain have moulded and created something very unique. It’s a joy to explore every corner.

Day 41: Hong Kong
Day 42: At Sea
Day 43: At Sea
Day 44: Shanghai

Shanghai is the cool, confident face of modern China, and its energy is infectious. Go to the Bund to watch ships on the river and marvel at the huge variety of architectural styles on display, or watch the crowds go by in People’s Square. Shoppers should make a beeline for the Fabric Market, where you can have a suit or dress tailor-made for you at bargain prices. At night, explore all manner of fashionable restaurants, bars and nightclubs or just stroll through the city enjoying the spectacular neon lights.

Day 45: Shanghai
Day 46: At Sea
Day 47: At Sea
Day 48: Beijing

The city of Beijing is overflowing with history and culture. Alive with the hustle and bustle of daily lives of the millions who live in Beijing. The Forbidden City, famed home of China’s lost Emperors is a must to see. The infamous Tienanmen Square bustles with activity while giving an atmosphere of old Soviet style grandeur. A visit to the temple of Heaven will allow you to wander around the beautiful scenic park which surrounds it and probably the greenest place in Beijing. Tours to The Great Wall of China are best arranged in advance.

Day 49: Beijing
Day 50: At Sea
Day 51: Seoul

With a metro population of more than 25 million, Seoul is a lively, economic powerhouse. Home to several of the world’s largest companies (Samsung Electronics, LG, Kia and Hyundai Motors, to name a few), this city truly never sleeps. If you love spicy food, then you’re in the right place! Korean BBQ is the city’s favorite food. Seoul’s nightlife is almost non-stop and a trip to Gangnam or Hongdae are open until the early hours. Something to remember is that Koreans do not shake hands and when giving or receiving something they always use both hands. Respect is a big thing in Korean society especially when interacting with the elderly or a stranger.

Day 52: Jeju Island

Just off the Southern coast of South Korea, the “Island of the Gods” as the local’s call it and is regarded as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Famous as the home to the Iconic “Haenyo” or “Woman Diver” who dive for seafood for all of their adult life. There is also huge natural beauty on this Island such as the World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.

Day 53: At Sea
Day 54: At Sea
Day 55: Hong Kong
Day 56: At Sea
Day 57: Nha Trang

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s hustling, bustling beach capital, situated some 440 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. With a sweeping beach and world-class diving on the doorstep, Nha Trang also boasts an abundance of bars, temples and local landmarks to entertain any visitor. Great river and ocean views with some of the best seafood caught fresh each day available in any number of very inexpensive restaurants.

 

Day 58: Ho Chi Ming City

Located on the banks of the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant city full of contrasts. Visit the National History Museum filled with ancient ceramics, traditional costumes and relics crafted in stone and bronze. Watch a short performance of the uniquely Vietnamese water puppetry. Ho Chi Minh City is home to many colourful pagodas, cathedrals and palaces, including one of the city’s oldest, Giac Lam Pagoda, dating back to 1744.

Day 59: At Sea
Day 60: Singapore
Day 61: Singapore
Day; 62 Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur. is Asia’s green capital, where monkeys scamper close to skyscrapers and the occasional boa constrictor slithers across six-lane traffic. Centred around a colonial inheritance of ordered landscaping and dominated by palm-lined freeways, K.L. offers room to breathe and to contemplate the meeting of cultures. In the evening streets burst with a multitude of night markets which are certainly worth a visit.

Day 63: Penang
Day 64: Langkawi

Magnificent beaches, mystical folklore and jungle-covered hills make Langkawi one of Malaysia’s most popular tropical destinations. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island and is home to Kuah, the main town which is great for a spot of duty-free shopping and nearby you can make your way to Mahsuri’s Mausoleum – a shine erected in honour of Mahsuri, a beautiful maiden who was unjustly accused of adultery.

Day 65: At Sea
Day 66: At Sea
Day 67: Chennai

Take a rickshaw around this friendly city and visit its historic temples, mosques and churches. Enjoy the sunset on a walk along the wide sandy Marina Beach, visit the animals at one of the stunning natural parks, or find some bargains in the market at George Town.

Day 68: At Sea
Day 69: At Sea
Day 70: Cochin

Kochi or Cochin is a major port city on the southwest coast of India and when taking a walk around you will not fail to notice Arab, English, Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese influences. Referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” it is little wonder. Take a walk along the beach at sunset and watch the fishing boats with their Chinese nets and the sailing ships in the background. This area has lots of small stalls famous for their cook on demand traditional cuisine using freshly caught seafood’s.

Day 71: At Sea
Day 72: At Sea
Day 73: At Sea
Day 74: Adu Dhabi

One of the world’s most modern cities, Abu Dhabi is simply a stunning mixture of historical culture, tradition and ultra-modern developments. Visit the Heritage Village that depicts the life and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures, Liwa Oasis, one of the largest oases in Arabia or the striking Clock Tower.

Day 75: Dubai
Day 76: At Sea
Day 77: At Sea
Day 78: Salalah

Situated at the base of the Al Qara Mountains, Salahah is a city filled with charm and charisma. The City offers beautiful beaches, traditional Islamic architecture, mountains covered in frankincense trees, historical trips to the Marneef Caves and lots more. A trip to the tomb of Hiob with a stop off at the unforgettable blow holes will leave you amazed at this City’s beauty

Day 79: At Sea
Day 80: At Sea
Day 81: At Sea
Day 82: Aqaba

Aqaba is an historical city with dusty, sandy hills and stunning white beaches. Full of history and natural beauty, the town is home to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This city is 2,200 years old and carved out of the surrounding cliffs. Visit Wadi Rum, an extraordinary desert and mountain region taking you past endless mountains and dunes.

Day 83: At Sea
Day 84: Suez Canal
Day 85: Limassol

The city of Limassol has some fascinating ancient ruins to explore. Governor’s Beach has a view of the beautiful white stone coast to the west, and there are several beach-side fish restaurants to be found. There are festivals throughout the year and many of the taverns host traditional live music.

Day 86: At Sea
Day 87: At Sea
Day 88: Civitavecchia (Rome)

Civitavecchia (Rome) is often described as the Eternal City and is filled with breath taking treasurers of almost every description – The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to this city of Romance. Take a walk along the famous (and expensive) Via Veneto which came to fame in the 1960’ as the centre of la dolce vita (the sweet life) attracting jet setters and stars from around the world. Tour its many historical landmarks and enjoy the food, the culture, the ambiance, and the surrounding scenery. There is no doubt you’ll learn the meaning of la dolce vita when you visit Rome.

Day 89: At Sea
Day 90: Barcelona

Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean cities – a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food – with the cultural and design sophistication of almost any city in the northern hemisphere. Its patchwork of architectural styles displays dark, Gothic façades next to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions of Jean Nouvel or Herzog and de Meuron, and a day spent admiring them can be topped off with a sun-downer on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars.

Day 92: At Sea
Day 92: Lisbon

Lisbon. The wonderful city of Lisbon is simply full of Neoclassical buildings and wide plazas. Famed as the port from which the ships departed on their discovery of the Americas and the New World.  Lisbon’s magnificent harbour is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe. Other landmarks include the World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both built in Lisbon’s native Manueline architectural style

Day 93: At Sea
Day 94: At Sea
Day 95: Southampton

Disembark your ship – Queen Mary 2

 

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